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Culture Collapse Disorder: The loss & destruction of home (places & planet) due to human impact and our modern consumer mindset
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Mutant butterflies a result of Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers say

Mutant butterflies a result of Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers say | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it
In the first sign that the Fukushima nuclear disaster may be changing life around it, scientists say they've found mutant butterflies.
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Japanese tsunami debris makes its way into Hawaiian birds

Japanese tsunami debris makes its way into Hawaiian birds | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

Your first view of Kamilo Beach on Hawaii's Big Island is of majestic rock, postcard-worthy waves and miles of uninhabited beach. But look closer at the sand and you see specks of blue, yellow and white plastic

 

A piece of a bottle cap. A corner of a milk crate. Half a toothbrush.

Kamilo Beach is part of the devastating legacy of the March 2011 Japan tsunami.

 

"It's disheartening to come out here and see all this marine debris in an area that's otherwise so remote, debris that's washing up from other countries," said Megan Lamson, debris project ... (click title to continue)

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Report: Fukushima's radiation damaged more souls than bodies

Report: Fukushima's radiation damaged more souls than bodies | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

A WHO report says the Fukushima disaster raised the risk of contracting certain cancers only slightly for a small group of people.

 

WHO report highlights the psychological effects of disaster -- fear, anxiety and depression, possibly to the point of psychosomatic illness and psychiatric disorders.

 

A local woman in her late 80s, whom researchers interviewed for the report, was unconcerned about radiation exposure. For generations, my family has lived in a close relationship with this land," she told them. "I will feel accursed for losing the lands that my ancestors passed down to me."

 

The village of Iitate in Japan's Fukushima prefecture was once home to 6,000 people....

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